ceh9: "It's not like CS 1.6"
We managed to get a hold of Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko before the show match between Natus Vincere and fnatic for a few words on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
When approached by HLTV.org, Trynozhenko and his teammates were playing against each other in the upcoming Counter-Strike sequel Global Offensive. They have granted access to play the game before the beta as they will cross swords with fnatic in a show match at DreamHack Winter in the new game later today.
With this in mind, we questioned Trynozhenko a bit about how the game feels now that they have gotten their hands on it. He explained they had been playing it for an hour, quickly drawing similarities to Counter-Strike: Source and that "they do not like it."
Seeing as it is only a show match, the two teams' level of seriousness should be taken with a grain of salt. But as we all know, Trynozhenko is a very competitive player, so we asked him if they were just in it for fun, or if they really wanted to win.
"We would like to win this match, but I don't know how to make it, because the game is like Battlefield or Call of Duty; it's not Counter-Strike 1.6, so everyone in the world can actually stand a chance against fnatic."
But can it become the next, new game? Trynozhenko did not shrug too much, stating it will depend on prize money, future tournaments and how the product will turn out after concluding its test periods. However, he thinks – or hopes – it will see changes over time.
"In the future, half a year from now, they will work more on it and it will start to resemble Counter-Strike 1.6 more, in physics and so on."
The current physics in Global Offensive does not seem to impress Trynozhenko. "It is not like that of Counter-Strike 1.6," he said.
Concludingly, he said that he expects the clash against fnatic to be a lot of fun. Who will walk out victorious, though? "Natus Vincere," Trynozhenko said with a smiling grin on his face. The show match is scheduled for 20:30, and will be streamed by rakaka and fragbite.